Elusive, confusing, frustrating, and overly simplified.
2008 in a nutshell.
My spirit was broken so many times over the past year. It seems fitting, somehow, that the passing of 2008 into 2009 was a complete nonevent, and spent in a different time zone altogether. There was very little to celebrate about 2008, though there were silver linings that will remain forever bright in my memories of a year filled with darkness and gloom.
Friends and family, for enduring my increasingly frequent moodswings and ever shortening patience, thank you. You’ve all shown me how much you love me in these times of adversity, and for that I am ever grateful.
I’ve done my best to put a smile on my face even in bad times, but, looking back, perhaps that wasn’t enough. Perhaps I waited too passively for happiness to come. Happiness, especially in bleak times, is often a construct, a creation of one’s own.
So here’s my new year’s resolution: To actively find happiness, and to create happiness where there is none.
A toast to 2009.